Scram!

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Scram!
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Directed by Raymond McCarey
Produced by Hal Roach
Written by H.M. Walker
Starring Stan Laurel
Oliver Hardy
Richard Cramer
Arthur Housman
Vivien Oakland
Wilson Benge
Cinematography George Stevens
Edited by Richard C. Currier
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • September 10, 1932 (1932-09-10)
Running time
20' 37"
Country United States
Language English

Scram! is a 1932 Laurel and Hardy film directed by Ray McCarey.

Plot[edit]

Ordered out of town by angry Judge Beaumont, vagrants Stanley and Oliver meet a congenial drunk who invites them to stay at his luxurious mansion. The drunk can't find his key, but the boys find a way in, sending the surprised woman inside into a faint. They revive her with what they think is water, but is gin, and all get tipsy in the process. Outside, the drunk realizes he's at the wrong house and stumbles off. Eventually, the real homeowner arrives, none other than Judge Beaumont.

Controversy[edit]

According to the book Laurel & Hardy Compleet by Dutch author and Laurel and Hardy specialist Thomas Leeflang, this film was banned in The Netherlands in 1932. Moral crusaders thought that the scene where Laurel & Hardy lie on a bed with a woman was indecent. [1] [2] Today the ban is no longer in effect.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thomas Leeflang, Laurel & Hary Compleet, Walburg Pers, 1988.
  2. ^ http://whatculture.com/film/10-films-you-didnt-know-were-banned-for-stupid-reasons?page=3

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